irradiated component

3 Comments·Started 23 March 2016 07:49 PM
Jean-paul FollacaJean-paul Follaca Forum SpeakerJean-paul FollacaComments: 18 ✭✭✭

When a robot is hit by ammo with IRRADIATED component,
it damages allied robots near him (with a nice uranium glow for instance).
So, it is necessary to isolate him from other mechs
hence decreasing concentration of firing power of the squad.
But this bot can fire.

I think, for the battle ground,we can plague a zone with this glow too,
preventing mechs to stay here.
Or with moving clouds of dangerous substances damaging or blocking or twisting abilities.

With the components I wrote about in another post we can plague a zone too: rust, etc...

At high levels, we can imagine lead shields (like lead pigs) to limit damages of radioactivity
but not eliminate them.

Thank you!
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  • Nathaniel BoltNathaniel Bolt Forum Expert Nathaniel BoltComments: 37 ✭✭✭✭
    Im pretty sure that radiation has no effect on inorganics so that is pointless. Weather effects like electrical storms would be possible, but they would be troublesome more than helpful.
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  • Jean-paul FollacaJean-paul Follaca Forum Speaker Jean-paul FollacaComments: 18 ✭✭✭
    Just for information: of course radiations damage inorganic and organic compounds.
    They are high energy particles (alpha: helium nuclei, beta -: electrons, beta +: positrons, neutrons,
    cosmic rays: mesons, heavy ions)
    or waves (x and gamma photons).
    When they hit the matter, they can disorganize lattices of atoms, break molecules or change atoms into others.
    It's a big problem in nuclear plants: materials are suffering from radiation exposure,
    even if they are materials specially designed for this.
    That's why they have to be inspected regularily by non destructive imaging and changed time to time.
    You have a lot of docs and pictures about this on the net.
    You can see it in natural radioactive minerals:
    their aspect is changing (metamict)
    and the containing mineral around the radioactive crystal too.
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  • Nathaniel BoltNathaniel Bolt Forum Expert Nathaniel BoltComments: 37 ✭✭✭✭
    You just went into a long-winded explanation of nothing relevant because nuclear radiation cannot destroy metal in any possible way to represent in a short fight. Stop being foolish and be silly.

    An electrical storm would only be as damaging as they say it is, so hey all mechs have built in electric shielding, or protect against radiation, heat, cold, etc.

    For the sake of argument lets say its a storm of corrosive substances. How would that benefit the players?
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